Nathaniel Woodruff

1718–1777 (Age 59)
Elizabethtown, New Jersey

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Woodruff was born in 1718, his father, Timothy Woodruff Sr., was 35 and his mother, Mary Baker, was 30. He married Mary in 1738. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 January 1777, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Woodruff
1718–1777
Mary
1718–1770
Marriage: 1738
Baker Woodruff
1749–1813
Mary Ann Woodruff
1753–
Jane Woodruff
1757–
Aaron Woodruff
1758–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1738
Elizabethtown, New Jersey
children

(4)

    Baker Woodruff

    Male1749–1813Male

    Mary Ann Woodruff

    Female1753–Female

    Jane Woodruff

    Female1757–Female

    Aaron Woodruff

    Male1758–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    Jacob Woodruff

    Male1714–1790Male

    Timothy Woodruff Jr.

    Male1715–1798Male

    Nathaniel Woodruff

    Male1718–0177Male

    Female1718–1766Female

    Male1718–1777Male

+9 More Children

World Events (2)

1775

Age 57

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 58

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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